The Bible is a very fascinating book, and worth reading and studying.
But a religion based on the Bible will always be bullshit.
The interpretation cannot be final.
It is a story of past, present, and future, to be decoded as time goes.
If we want to truly understand it we need open and flexible minds, always ready for reconsideration and reinterpretation.
For 6 months or so I have been having bible studies with members of the local Tucson Worldwide Missions Society Church of God.
There are some very sweet people in that church, I enjoyed getting to know them (Johnathan and Denise especially - awesome people).
I am relatively new to studying the Bible (maybe 2 years?), so I was very open to hear what their understanding of the Holy Book was: especially considering they believe themselves to be in the "one true church" through which salvation can be had.
The story is cleverly written, but something in me screams "OH HELL NO!" when it comes to worshipping a human woman as God, which when you get past the baby food to the "steak" is what's happening in there.
Me: .... "Uhm - that's a human woman, and you believe she's God?"...
Church: "Yes, because Revelation 22:17, Revelation 21:9-10, Galatians 4:26, Revelation 19:7, Zecheriah 14:8, and Ezekiel 47:1" and "ahnsanghong was the second coming christ who she is spiritually married to"......
Me: ....."I don't understand"....
I am actually quite disturbed since finding this out.
For anyone who has read the bible, should it not be clear that YHVH does not like idol worship?
Info Sheet: World Mission Society Church Of God; AhnSahnHong; Zahng Gil Jah
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12.
The reality of G♡d is found in the living verb "I Am That I Am"
Regardless of how people name God : "Jehovah" or "Bob"
Or idolize God as one of these things:
Flower of Life
the living (no)THING
is the real deal
"pronunciation" of G♡d's name is:Just be >>>IAM<<< still.
I dare you. <3